Ploceidae (sparrows, weavers, bishops, widows and queleas)

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Genera indigenous to southern Africa

Amblyospiza (Thick-billed weaver) 

One species: Thick-billed weaver Amblyospiza albifrons.

Anaplectes (Red-headed weaver) 

One species: Red-headed weaver Anaplectes melanotis.

 

Bubalornis (Red-billed Buffalo-weaver)

One species: Red-billed Buffalo-weaver Bubalornis niger.

Euplectes (bishops and widows) 

There are 17 species, distributed through Sub-Saharan Africa, with 9 species occurring in southern Africa. 

Philetairus (Sociable weaver) 

One species: the Sociable weaver Philetairus socius.

Plocepasser (White-browed sparrow-weaver) 

Four species, distributed through Sub-Saharan Africa, of which one, the White-browed sparrow-weaver Plocepasser mahali

Ploceus (weavers - part)

There are 63 species distributed through Africa, Madagascar and Asia, of which 11 are found in southern Africa. 

Quelea (queleas) 

Sporopipes (Scaly-feathered finch) 

There are two species in Sub-Saharan Africa, of which one, Scaly-feathered finch Sporopipes squamifrons.

 
 

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